A Tale of Two Cities (Penguin Popular Classics)

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After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille the aging Dr Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil lanes of London, they are all drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror and soon fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine.

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A Tale of Two Cities is Charles Dickens's great historical novel, set against the violent upheaval of the French Revolution. The most famous and perhaps the most popular of his works, it compresses an event of immense complexity to the scale of a family history, with a cast of characters that includes a bloodthirsty ogress and an antihero as believably flawed as any in modern fiction. Though the least typical of the author's novels, A Tale of Two Cities still underscores many of his enduring themes--imprisonment, injustice, and social anarchy, resurrection and the renunciation that fosters renewal.

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Book Description Penguin, Harmondsworth, UK. Taschenbuch. Book Condition: Neu. Ohne Schutzumschlag. Charles Dickens A tale of two cities 367 S. pb Penguin Popular Classics neu . " It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Those are famous lines of Dickens's stirring tale of two cities, London and Paris, at the time of teh French Revolution. Suspense gathers from the opening scene, the dramatic coach journey to dover and the rescue of Dr. Manette from incarceration in the Bastille. At the cebntre of the novel are the figures of Sydney Carton and charles Darnay, both men in love with the doctor's beautiful daughter Lucie, linked together by fate and by the engulfing terrors of revolution. A Tale Of Two Cities was written at a time of crisis in Dickens's life. It is a wonderful love story and, aside from the Pickwick Papers, the most popular of all Dickens's novels. Bookseller Inventory # 004048

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